Skip Navigation Bar

Digital Gallery

Surviving & Thriving: AIDS, Politics, and Culture

America Responds to AIDS

Open Description

To view the theme description, please enable JavaScript on your browser.

Getting high doesn’t cause AIDS, it just lets it happen, 1980s

This poster made a direct connection between intravenous drug use and contracting AIDS, relying on fear to motivate people towards placing a call to a hotline instead of providing prevention strategies.

  • Publisher(s):
    Department of Health and Human Services
  • Type:
Black and white photograph of a African American man sitting on a ledge holding an African American woman standing in front of him.